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Middleborough walking map

Middleborough walking map

Middleborough was a well-established Native American settlement abandoned due to disease before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth in 1620. The Pilgrims were attracted to the water power on the Nemasket River and the spring fish spawn in Lake Assawompsett. Nearly 50 years of peace followed before the Pilgrims began persecuting Native American tribes. The whole town was burned down in King Philip’s War and the Pilgrims retreated to Plymouth, leaving little trace of the settlement.

In 1679 the Pilgrims rebuilt the town, recognizing its important location as the intersection of colonial roads between Plymouth and New Bedford, and between Taunton and Wareham on Buzzard’s Bay. They started damming the river to power new local industries. The first grist mill ground grain that otherwise had to be carried to Plymouth and back on horseback. Over the next decades they added saw mills, cotton mills, forges and furnaces for iron and shovel works, and factories for straw hats.

Middleborough dominated the New England cranberry industry. In 1816 a Cape Cod grower discovered that blowing sand in and around cranberry bogs increased the size and taste of the berry. Southeastern Massachusetts growers soon had 675 acres of bogs in place. They spent decades figuring out how to harvest and sell the berries without spoilage. In 1907, growers in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Massachusetts established nationwide standards for growing and selling berries, including canning berries. The headquarters for Ocean Spray Cranberries was established in Middleborough and is still there.

This map includes  Historic Residential Walk / South Main St. & Historic Commercial District / Centre Street.

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SomervilleParks Map (2018 edition)

SomervilleParks Map (2018 edition)

Updated in 2018 with Shape Up Somerville. From street hockey to swimming pools, this map shows that there’s something for everyone at each of Somerville’s Parks and Playgrounds.

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Springfield Museum Quad Map

Springfield Museum Quad Map

WalkBoston and Caring Health Center created a walking map to promote safe walking routes for the health center’s clients. The map shows two walking routes that begin and end at Caring Health Center on Main Street, varying in length from 20 to 30 minutes. Destinations and landmarks include Mass Mutual Center, Dr Seuss Sculpture Garden, Springfield museums, and the US District Court Building.

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Cambridge: East Cambridge and Kendall Square Walking Map

Cambridge: East Cambridge and Kendall Square Walking Map

The center of East Cambridge retains much of its early residential character with a vital focus on the Middlesex County courts. The community is located within easy walking of neighboring areas where construction activity booms—Kendall Square with its new offices and North Point where high-rise residences face the Charles River. In 1810, the wealthy investor Andrew Craigie envisioned a community on an island surrounded by salt marshes linked to the Charles River.

Connecting this island to Boston via a new toll bridge (present Science Park Dam), Craigie laid out a grid of streets and began attracting development to the area. The marshes were filled by railroads and industry. In the late 20th century, the riverfront was beautified; traffic was diverted onto new boulevards. Old industrial buildings were rebuilt as offices. Pedestrian routes linked residential, employment and recreation areas at the Charles River..

Click for “East Cambridge and Kendall Sq Walking Map” PDF


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Cambridge Traffic Calming Walking Map

Cambridge Traffic Calming Walking Map

Cambridge: Traffic calming works! Neighborhoods in Cambridge are among the first in the metropolitan area to benefit from traffic calming. Installed after intensive meetings with residents, consultants and City staff, the new facilities slow traffic through handsome old neighborhoods, where narrow streets have been carrying major traffic flows. Traffic calming techniques have also been applied to a commercial district, to improve pedestrian safety.

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